Origin: Irish

Meaning: I’ve seen it listed as meaning “exalted one”, but also coming from Celtic brig/brigant meaning “high” or briga meaning “might” and “power”.

Variants: Brighid, Bridget, Bridgette, Bride, Brid, Breda; Brigitta, Brigitte, Birgitta, Britta, Brigida

In Irish mythology, Brigid is one of the triple goddess and ruled over healing, poetry and smithcraft.


Origin: French, German, English

Meaning: Possibly an Old French form of Germanic Belissendis, possibly composed of elements bili meaning “suitable, proper, fitting, decent, amiable” and swind “strong, brave, powerful”

It could also be another form of Elizabeth meaning “My God is oath” or “My God is abundance”

It could also be related to Belenus, a Celtic god of the sun, whose name means “bright, brilliant”

Bellicent is also used in Alfred Tennyson’s “Idylls of the King” in which Bellicent is the half-sister of Arthur and mother of Gareth, Gawain, Mordred, Gaheris and Agravain

Variants: Belisant, Belsante, Belissant, Belisend, Belisenda



Origin: Celtic, Welsh, French

Meaning: Old French form of Drustan, a diminutive of Drust which means “riot” or “tumult”; also associated with Latin tristis meaning sad

Variants: Tristen, Tristyn, Triston, Tristram, Drystan, Tristão; Tristina (f), Tristine (f), Trista (f)